Caloric intake

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GoNow, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. GoNow

    GoNow New Egg

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    Could somebody tell me what the daily caloric intake of a 23 week-old hen should be? (I see alot of recommendations measured in terms of pounds or kg, but that isn't helpful.) And what should be the ratio of carbohydrates to protein to fats?
    My hen stopped laying, and I suspect temporary protein malnutrition is the cause after a change in diet.
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:First off Welcome to BYC.

    You might be sorry you asked that question. Seems it depends on so many variables that it made my head ache looking it up. But if you are interested in that kind of stuff:

    www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=950&page=42

    You will need to read about 4-5 pages

    Have fun

    Imp
     
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